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Director:
Writers:
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)
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Release Date:
29 August 1951 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!
Plot:
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Fabulous Tongue-in-Cheek Film Adventure! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Dan Milner

Jane Russell ... Lenore Brent

Vincent Price ... Mark Cardigan

Tim Holt ... Bill Lusk

Charles McGraw ... Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ... Helen Cardigan

Raymond Burr ... Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ... Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)

Jim Backus ... Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt ... Jose Morro
John Mylong ... Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ... Gerald Hobson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Card Player (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Fat Hoodlum (uncredited)
Sam Balter ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Batt ... Pilot (uncredited)
Richard Bergren ... Milton Stone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Lodge Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Brewer ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Thompson's First Henchman (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Card Player (uncredited)
James Burke ... Barkeeper in Nogales (uncredited)
Gwen Caldwell ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Tony (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite ... Hernandez (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Seaman (uncredited)
Jim Davies ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Daniel De Laurentis ... Mexican Boy in Nogales (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Redhead (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ... Charles (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Sam (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Corley (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Countess (uncredited)
Ralph Gomez ... Mexican Foreman (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Seaman (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Arnold (uncredited)
Henry Guttman ... Man (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Stacy Harris ... Harry (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Customer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Old-Timer Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Seaman (uncredited)
Don House ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
William Justine ... Gyppo (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Island Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Thompson's Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Lady Gwendolyn in Film (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Lt. Rodriguez (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Seaman (uncredited)
Edwin Rand ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Card Player (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Corley's Servant (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Gunman (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Lodge Guest at Bar (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Esteban - Morro Servant (uncredited)

Dan White ... Tex Kearns (uncredited)

Robert J. Wilke ... Nick Ferraro (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
Joy Windsor ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Seaman (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Pianist (uncredited)
Maria Sen Young ... Swaying Waitress (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Farrow 
Richard Fleischer (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)

Gerald Drayson Adams  story (uncredited)
Earl Felton  uncredited
Richard Fleischer  uncredited
Howard Hughes  uncredited

Produced by
John Farrow .... producer
Robert Sparks .... producer
Robert Fellows .... producer (uncredited)
Howard Hughes .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
Eda Warren 
 
Production Design by
J. McMillan Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd 
Darrell Silvera 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
 
Stunts
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Greer .... gowns: Miss Russell
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carmen Cabeen .... stand-in: Jane Russell (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
120 min | West Germany:100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) | Sweden:(Banned) (1951-1965) | UK:12 | USA:Approved (PCA #14533) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
In later interviews, Robert Mitchum admitted that much of the script was made up as they went along.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Milner bumps into Cardigan on the stairs, one of the bullets on Cardigan's hunting vest has slipped almost all the way through the holder. In the next shot, all of the bullets are in place and evenly aligned.See more »
Quotes:
Thompson:Put the gun down now. The guy behind you has a bigger one.
Dan Milner:Let's keep it nice and polite, huh? Have him introduce himself.
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37 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous Tongue-in-Cheek Film Adventure!, 12 October 2003
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

HIS KIND OF WOMAN, the first of two pairings of RKO's resident 'tough guy', Robert Mitchum, and it's major sex symbol, Jane Russell (the near-classic MACAO would follow, a year later), is such a wonderful, convoluted 'film noir' spoof that it is amazing that it has never appeared on video. Broadly funny, and a more than a bit surreal, the tale of down-and-out gambler Mitchum 'hired' to travel to a remote Mexican resort to provide a 'body' so that a notorious gangster (Raymond Burr, sleekly villainous) can feign his death and return to the U.S., is action-packed, and has been described as "Bogie and Bacall on Steroids'!

A great deal of the success of the John Farrow-directed film is due to the inspired casting of Vincent Price as a ham actor who gets to 'live out' his celluloid life, aiding Mitchum. Price quotes Shakespeare, critiques his performance, and is amazed by his own heroics, and he has never been funnier, on screen.

An excellent supporting cast, including Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Paul Frees (the famous Hollywood 'voice' actor, actually seen, for a change), and Jim Backus contribute to the on screen mayhem, and Russell sings "Five Little Miles From San Berdoo", one of her more memorable 50s numbers.

From the opening scene, as Burr, exiled in Italy, listens to a short-wave radio broadcast of his successful career as an American crime kingpin ("Where is my money?" he demands, as an estimate of his revenue is quoted), to the brawling climax with Mitchum, aboard his yacht, as Price attempts a rescue, HIS KIND OF WOMAN is pure escapism, at it's best.

Here's hoping that a DVD edition may soon be released!



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